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Dominique Rey

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1976]


Dominique immerses herself in the world she is using as material, whether that means living with exotic dancers in South Carolina for her series Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir (her photo essay from this body of work published in Border Crossings won a Gold Medal at the National Magazine Awards); or working on Les Filles de la Croix, a seven year project on a disappearing order of nuns that has taken her to Brazil, Argentina, and France. Her fascination with the representation of the other, the marginal figure, plunges inward in her newest work Erlking to explore the unconscious other within.

Dominique Rey is a painter, a photographer, a video artist, and a performance artist. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States, Germany, and Slovakia. Her solo exhibitions include the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Clark Gallery (Montreal), Michael Gibson Gallery (London, ON), Alternator Gallery (Kelowna), Gallery TPW (Toronto), Truck Gallery (Calgary), Gallery One One One (University of Manitoba), Gallery 1C03 (University of Winnipeg), and La Maison des artistes (Winnipeg). A selection of awards and grants include the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and La Fondation Ricard. Her work has been reviewed in the Globe & Mail, Border Crossings, Frieze, Canadian Art, and the Winnipeg Free Press, among others. She holds an MFA in Photography from Bard College (NY) and an MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute (Berlin). She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. Dominique Rey was named Winnipeg’s Visual Arts Ambassador for the 2010 Cultural Capital of Canada.


The CCCA Winnipeg Artists Project was generously supported by the Winnipeg Foundation.


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